A report from The Athletic has claimed that Joe Worrall would be excited to work under Sean Dyche at Burnley. The Nottingham Forest star is a long-term target of the Clarets and interest is rife this summer.
Worrall was a revelation for the Reds during 2020/21. Although he spent some time out injured, he was voted as the Supporters’ Player of the Year.
It wasn’t a great campaign for Forest. The club finished in 17th place, although Worrall stood head and shoulders above his teammates.
As a result, clubs will be interested this summer. The Athletic claims Burnley are still interested, despite agreeing on a fee with Stoke for Nathan Collins yesterday.
West Ham and Crystal Palace have also been linked this summer, with Forest likely to accept bids in the region of £12 million.
The 24-year-old has made 137 appearances for the Reds. He made his debut under Philippe Montainer back in 2016 and has also spent time on loan at Rangers.
Forest haven’t been in the Premier League for over 20 years. As a result, they remain a selling club and this season it could be Worrall sold to balance the books.
Brennan Johnson and Alex Mighten will also be in the sights of certain clubs. As an established first-team performer, Worrall will be most likely to leave.
Worrall to Burnley: Report provides worrying claims for Forest
It has been maintained that the Reds defender won’t force through a move this summer – and that still seems likely.
The fact that this latest claim indicates Worrall is keen to work under Dyche certainly doesn’t bode well for Forest.
Ultimately though, Burnley are going to have to part with some serious money. Forest are set to demand the same as the £12 million the Clarets will pay Stoke for Collins.
Worrall is tailor-made for the Premier League. He is strong in the tackle, reads the game well and is capable of moving the ball out from the back.
The latest claims are certainly a worry. If the Forest man is keen to work under Dyche then perhaps it won’t be long before an official bid is made.
The Reds face a genuine fight to keep their star man this summer.